The epic comic from Justice League artist Hugo Petrus and Scott Burman.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO PROVE YOU'RE WORTHY?
WHAT IF THE WORLD'S ONLY SUPERHERO
DECIDED THE WORLD WASNT WORTH SAVING?
The largest asteroid in history is on a collision course with Earth and the only one who stop it is Echelon, a once famous superhero who hasn't been heard from in years. When the world's leaders gather together to ask for his help, he instead delivers them an ultimatum. Disillusioned with humanity's cruel behavior towards each other, Echelon refuses to save the Earth unless everyone on the planet can prove they're worth saving.
When asked to stop the largest asteroid in history from destroying the Earth, Echelon, the world's only superhero, instead delivers an ultimatum to the world. Disgusted with humanity's behavior, he declares he will not a save a planet that doesn’t deserve to be saved. While the world scrambles to prove they're worthy, we intercut with the past and present, showing how things came to be this way.
In the past, Echelon arrives on Earth and soon becomes the epitome of a hero, saving the world time and time again, and falling in love with the plucky Phyllis Parsons. However, Phyllis is married to journalist Alan Taylor, who becomes Echelon’s best friend, teaching him the glory of humanity, while never thinking twice about Echelon’s feelings for his wife.
In the present, Alan is now a cynical drunk and Phyllis has been dead for years. When Echelon comes out of hiding to deliver his ultimatum to the world, the government reaches out to Alan, hoping he can reason with his former best friend. Despite his dour outlook, Alan meets with an assembly of all the world leaders. Together, they create an enormous list of all the world’s problems, and with the clock ticking, set out to solve them.
In a world where many feel divided, upset, and angry, Echelon is a hero we can finally look up to, who strives to bring peace to a world that seemingly doesn’t want it. Here, he’s not simply fighting a bad guy. He’s trying his best to get everyone to look at themselves and the world around them in a different and more positive light.
It is the story of both a superhero questioning the people he constantly saves, and society being forced to make the world a better place, albeit under the threat of extinction. Echelon is a sprawling epic that takes a look at what happens when our heroes deal with the aftereffects of saving the world, underscored by themes of redemption, love, vengeance, and forgiveness.
WHAT SETS ECHELON APART
What sets our story apart is the unique plot. It's not just about the superhero's journey, but the journey of all the people he's trying to save. Echelon takes the stalwart, moral compass superheroes of the 50's and 60's and transports them into the present, a cynical, social-media-saturated era.
Our story is not simply about one guy fighting a monster or an alien. Our story is about what to do when that monster or alien happens to be all of us, fighting with each other.
WHO WE ARE
Credits for Hugo include art on Suicide Squad, Justice League of America, Star Trek Waypoint, Wolverine First Class, Grayson, Batman, Midnighter, and Nick Fury. Scott will be doing comedy on the upcoming season of America’s Got Talent, has written for FunnyorDie,com, FMyLife.com, and created the first ever original web series for DailyMotion.
Our audience will be both old school superhero fans and newer readers who want to see what it would be like if the quintessential superhero was ashamed of the world he fought so hard to save. It’s a solid combination of cynicism and hope, which describes pretty much every comic book fan out there.
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